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Transport Administrator

Posted 9 November 2017 by Pearson Whiffin Recruitment Ltd Ended

Transport Administrator / £18-20k / North Kent

My client, a successful business in North Kent are looking for an enthusiastic administrator to join them as a Transport Administrator on a full time permanent basis.

Duties include:

  • Provide administrative support in respect of monitoring the progress of vehicles both in collecting loads at the appointed time and their delivery destination.
  • Undertake 'out of hours' duties in respect of handling calls and updating drivers, loading/delivery points with relevant information to ensure we provide an effective service to customers.
  • Establish a good working rapport in support of the Export and Import Planning Operations.
  • Interact both with Export and Import Planners to understand the details of loads and the required communication with both owner drivers and subcontractors.
  • Input the required booking information into the computer system and update as necessary based on information provided regarding arrival/departure and delivery times.
  • Liaise and instruct drivers on the details of each job they undertake to ensure that all of the relevant information, including dates, times for loading/delivery, address detail and temperature requirements are understood and can be met.
  • Maintain the journey/job details on the traffic sheet so that we have a record of all activities and the information can be used by the team to assess available resource and forward plan activity.
  • Manage all ferry bookings enquiries.
  • Communicate with owner drivers/subcontractors with daily update.
  • Communicate with planners to ensure that booking times are agreed in line with expectations.
  • Control the printing of freight contracts and drivers instructions relevant to specific arrangements and issue paperwork and/or send emails/text/fax as appropriate to owner drivers or subcontractors.
  • Responsible to inform planners if ferry bookings are not confirmed.
  • Monitor and maintain customer KPIs when applicable
  • Support each other in the team when necessary.

The successful candidate will be a strong administrator with a solid CV demonstrating a background in an office environment and good communication skills. Any experience in transport would be an advantage, but you will be offered full training. You will have intermediate - advanced Excel skills, a strong attention to detail and an outgoing, positive personality.

Required skills

  • "trasnport" "logistics" "transport planner" "administration

Reference: 33760766

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